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>Why can't the IRS just *pass on* the fee for a credit card payment to
>the taxpayer? I'm sure many people would be happy to pay the what, 2-4
>cents charged per transaction for the convenience of paying by credit
>card. Hmmm.

I haven't kept up with the credit card industry but a few years ago, they were charging us something like 2% to clear each transaction. Of course, with IRS-type volume, they can get a much better deal than us but I would imagine that it might still be something like 0.75%. Not a lot, granted but it's still lunch on a $1000 tax bill. :-)

Besides, with all this talk of how heinous credit card debt is, does anyone in government want to be accused of putting the American taxpayer deeper into credit card hell?

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